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Grand Opera House, York

Pick Me Up's spectacular York premiere production of Stiles & Drewe's musical take on J.M. Barrie's timeless tale of the boy who wouldn't grow up proved a triumph with audiences and critics. 


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From the opening Something in the Air Tonight to the final scene where  Jed Berry (playing Peter) broke hearts with There's Always Tomorrow, the audiences were held spellbound by Robert Readman's production.


The musical's creators George Stiles and Anthony Drewe – whose shows include Honk!, Just So, Betty Blue Eyes and Mary Poppins – sent a message of support to the cast, crew and creative team. They said it's one of their favourite shows, "not just because of J.M. Barrie's wonderful, timeless story, but also because it was our last collaboration with our dear friend, the late Willis Hall". You can read their message to the Pick Me Up team here.


The show is packed with hummable tunes from the hauntingly beautiful Just Beyond the Stars to laugh-out-loud numbers like Good Old Captain Hook and The Lost Boys Gang.  You can hear extracts and find out lots more about the show on the Stiles and Drewe website.


The Pick Me Up production  featured on the Chris Evans Breakfast Show on Radio 2 when Emily Belcher told his nine million listeners about her flying debut as Tinker Bell. She chatted to Chris on the morning the show opened, telling him flying as Tink was lots of fun once she got the hang of it. Chris said he'd seen photos of the dress rehearsal and he was amazed at how "lavish and professional" it looked. 

Above: Jed Berry (Peter), Nik Briggs (Captain Hook), Lauren Sheriston (Wendy), Kieran Robson (John) and Sam Roberts (Michael).


Below: Jed and his Tinker Bell Emily Belcher


20 -23 NOVEMBER 2013


Based on the original play by

J.M. Barrie


With the permission of

Great Ormond Street

Hospital for Children


Music by

George Stiles


Lyrics by

Anthony Drewe


Book by

Willis Hall


Directed and designed by

Robert Readman


Musical direction by

Adam Tomlinson


Assistant musical director

Barbara Chan


Assistant director and choreographer

Jolley Gosnold











(in order of appearance)


Sandy Nicholson

The Storyteller


Oscar Rogers

Newspaper Boy


Alicia Roberts

Mrs Darling 


Sam Hird



Lauren Sheriston

Wendy Darling


Kieran Robson

John Darling


Sam Roberts

Michael Darling


Nik Briggs

Mr Darling 


April Darrell/Katie Glover



Jed Berry

Peter Pan


Emily Belcher

Tinker Bell


Ben Williams



Daniel McGuinness



Ashley Standland



Rhys Evans



Ned Tomlinson

First Twin


Billy Ibbotson

Second Twin


Nik Briggs

Captain Jas. Hook


Jonny Holbeck



Sam Hird



Mikhail Lim



Adam Hymas

Bill Jukes


Michael Tattersall



Joe Wawrzyniak

Gentleman Starkey


Julie Fisher



Tina Grant



Coraleigh Hobson

Tiger Lily


Adam Odell, Tom O'Brien, Lucas Wells, Thomas Yeomans

Lost Boys


Laura Feetenby, Cat Foster, Chloe Shipley



Ellie Caley, Honey ChapmanSamantha Clipston, Jenna Darrell, Georgia Dodsworth, Rhian Evans, Isaac Greenhill, Ebony Hiley, Jack Ibbotson, Holly Inch, Freya Leaf, Natalia Leaper, Lucy Metcalfe, Katy Metheringham, Izzy Nutbrown, Jasmine Reilly, Angus Rogers, Sophie Walmsley, Ellie Webster

Londoners and Indian Braves

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